Nigeria recorded 49 new cases of coronavirus in Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), Kano, Ogun, Oyo, and Ekiti states on Saturday.

This brings the total number of infections in the country to 542.

Of the 49 new cases, 45 were recorded in Lagos, FCT, and Kano, while four were reported in Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti.

Lagos has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with 306 confirmed infections, followed by Abuja and Kano with 81 and 37 cases respectively.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle.

The NCDC stated that the total number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen to 19 in the country.

It tweeted, “Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 23 in Lagos, 12 in FCT, 10 in Kano, two in Ogun, one in Oyo and one in Ekiti.

“As of 10:40 pm on the 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 166; Deaths: 19.

“Number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT. Currently, Lagos has 306 cases, FCT- 81, Kano- 37, Osun- 20, Oyo- 16, Edo- 15, Ogun- 12, Kwara- nine, Katsina- nine, Bauchi- six, Kaduna- six, Akwa Ibom- six, Delta- four, Ekiti- four, Ondo- three, Enugu- two, Rivers-two, Niger- two, Benue- one and Anambra- one.”

CASE SUMMARY IN NIGERIA AS AT APRIL 18TH 2020

Total Samples Tested> 7153
Total Confirmed cases  542
Discharged  166
Death  19
States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Active CasesNo. DischargedNo of Deaths
Lagos3062009313
Abuja FCT8156232
Kano373601
Osun202180
Oyo161150
Edo15861
Ogun12750
Kwara9720
Katsina9801
Bauchi6510
Kaduna6240
Akwa Ibom6330
Delta4301
Ondo3300
Ekiti4220
Enugu2020
Rivers2020
Niger2200
Benue1100
Anambra1100
Total54235716619

Source: Punch

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